The National for Three Tune Tuesday Week 88


It's Tuesday folks and for our merry little band of ladies and lads, that means sharing tunes, good vibes and engagement. As another week disappears in the rearview mirror, we have loads of engagement and tunes flying around on Three Tune Tuesday and sure isn't that bloody fantastic! I hope you're ready to share three tunes from wherever you find yourself on this magical spinning lump of rock that we all call home and sure you might even sing us a tune if we're lucky?

Tuesday is here again, which can only mean one thing, another three tunes from me and hopefully from lots of you good folks too. How are all of you music loving rockers from Castlebar to Cairo doing on this fine evening? Sure, isn't great to be alive all the same.

It's a time of the week when lovers of music, tunes and craic bring their blockchain community three of their finest and brightest tunes to share and celebrate, so let's roll on and let the tunes flow free.

This is my 88th week waxing lyrical for Three Tune Tuesday and we are still going strong.

It started off with me just sharing tunes into what seemed like a void, but little by little others joined and now I'm thrilled that we have a little corner of Hive where we come and share our tunes every Tuesday, and long may it continue. I almost stopped posting the songs and thoughts a few times, but I stuck with it and now interestingly it is my favorite thing about Hive. I love music and now I have a network of folks around the world who love music too and we share our tunes and catch up with each others tunes and discuss them each week. We get Pop, Metal, Rock, Gospel, Folk, Jazz, Rap, Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop, Reggae, Bippy bappidy Flange Hop. Ok I made that one up, but you get the idea, we are all learning about new artists, bands, back stories and sure isn't it just mighty!

Something that excites me the most is that we even get musicians sharing their covers of famous songs and even their own songs from time to time here on #ThreeTuneTuesday, which is a real favorite of mine, as that takes talent, time and dedication.

We are adding New posters and retaining our core of regulars here on #TTT which is fantastic. Let's keep it growing. Weekly, I try to find three or five hours to listen to all of the fantastic music shared from like-minded folk from around the globe and interact with their posts. This has led me to genres I don't know well and to some amazing new bands and artists and has even introduced me to some musical instruments I did not know existed. It also allows me to upvote smaller accounts and find some really interesting people from all over the world, which is heartening.

I hope you enjoy the tunes - be sure to tell me all about it in the comments below and above all else, please enjoy the rest of your Tuesday - smile at a stranger, rub a dog, be a nice human to someone who was not expecting it - peace out.

For those unfamiliar with TTT or Three Tune Tuesday....

The jist is as follows

Every Tuesday I'm going to share 3 songs which I like to listen to and I invite your feedback in the comments below. Better still, why not have a blast of your own Three Tune Tuesday and mention me in the post and I'll come and find the post and upvote it. If you could also use #threetunetuesday tag that would be great, as that is what I use when sifting through all the entries every Wednesday. It'll be a sweet way for us all to discover new music. You'll also be in with a chance of winning the prize - more on that later.

Here are my week eighty eight recommendations for Three Tune Tuesday

** Drum roll please.....**

The National - Fake Empire

Hold on a second @ablaze, this is an outrage, you've already had a Three Tune Tuesday featuring The National...

Yes, it is true, but there are three very good reasons why I am going to post about them again. Are you ready to hear them? Right then, first of The National are just that good and are one of my favourite bands bar none. Secondly, it was week 17 when I posted about them, yep week 17, so I reckon the only one who might possibly remember that far back is @cmplxty who was the first to join me and start posting his own set, and I reckon even he does not remember and lastly I came up with Three Tune Tuesday, so I can do whatever the hell I want, ha ha just messing with ye, but hey 71 weeks is a long time so it's time to break out three more tunes from the National.

While searching for the songs I posted last time to make sure I posted different songs, I realised that I had actually posted about the National in week 30 too, oh well, here is another three, as I said I really like this band.

Ok, let's kick off the set with the first ever song I heard from them, I downloaded the album Boxer, pressed play and this song came on and I knew that I had discovered a band that would be a revelation and a revelation they were.

The National - Wasp Nest

Just for reference the six songs that I included in weeks 17 and 30 are as follows in case you want to check them out, they are all brilliant songs:

  • Bloodbuzz Ohio
  • Slow Show
  • About Today
  • Slow Show
  • Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
  • All The Wine

Ok, so for the second song today I will go back to the 2004 album Cherry Tree and in keeping with the first song, I'll pick the opening track from this album too, the song is called Wasp Nest, sit back and enjoy this beautiful song.

The National - Terrible Love

Now that I found a theme by accident, that being the first song from an album by the National, let's finish out with yet another, this time the song comes from arguably their best album High Violet and the song is called Terrible Love. This song is just magic, in fact the whole album is. The next time you want to check out an album while driving, commuting, chilling, contemplating, spin this one up, honestly High Violet is just magic, oh how I'd love to hear it again for the first time, but hey the 1001st time will have to do, and it's not lost its lustre.

The National - Tiny Desk Performance

For those who can't get enough, here is a bonus Tiny Desk Performance from Matt and the lads.... You're welcome!

ThreeTune Spotify Playlist

Our good friend and regular Three Tune Tuesday poster @blackdaisyft added some tunes to a playlist in the early days and there are around 600 tunes there which is class. You can check those out here:

Three Tune Tuesday Spotify Playlist

HBI contest - win 6HBI

Share your Three Tune Tuesday songs below or create a post with #ttt or #threetunetuesday and mention me so I can find the post.

I'll pick the three songs I enjoyed the most each week as the winner and transfer 1 share of HBI to the winner when this post pays out 7 days from now, but wait there's more... you'll also get this Penali pen... I jest... but you will get....

Three Tune Tuesday Sponsors

My old pal and brother from another mother @blanchy first committed a share of HBI each week and then four other Three Tune legends @blackdaisyft, @tengolotodo, @hannes-stoffel and @inthenow followed suit, so now the winner will receive six shares of HBI, not too shabby at all folks.

Thanks a million to our sponsors above.

Best of luck!

Sin é, That's all folks, thanks for stopping by.

That's it for another week. Those are your three songs for week eighty eight. Let me know what you think - good, bad or indifferent? Did you like them all or just one or two?

Also, as I said before, I love getting good steers for new tunes, so please tell me about the latest and greatest from your playlist below and I'll be sure to check em out.

The YouTube videos shared are not owned by me and I am simply sharing great music with the community here on Hive

Thanks as always for stopping by everyone.

Peace Out


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